Definition of Diffident
lacking confidence in one’s ability or self
Examples of Diffident in a sentence
Because she felt unattractive, Mary was diffident and kept to herself at parties.
Although he graduated in the top ten percent of his class, Jules is still diffident about his own intelligence.
Even though everyone told her she was beautiful, the diffident actress still believed she was ugly.
George was a diffident student who never stood up to his bullies.
After his wife left him, Frank became diffident and went on daily drinking binges.
The diffident girl found it hard to talk to the boy of her dreams.
Since he was behind in the polls, the politician was diffident about his chance of winning the election.
Because Sarah had never sung in public before, she was diffident about trying out for the talent show.
While Portia was diffident about her dancing skills, she never let her anxiety keep her off the dance floor.
Easily crushed by rejection, Jared was too diffident to be a salesperson.
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